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Kevin Franke attorney says 8 Passengers kids were 'manipulated,' welfare case should be private2:49

The futures of the juvenile stars of the now-defunct 8 Passengers YouTube channel were being discussed not in front of the camera, but inside a courtroom on Monday. The judge overseeing Kevin and Ruby Franke's child welfare case asked for comments on whether the proceedings ahead should be that proceedings, which concerned children that had been growing up on a YouTube channel that had amassed more than 2 million followers. should be made public. Attorney Virginia Blanchard, who is representing the Franke's children, asked for the case to be private, telling the court, "we're talking about children's sensitive information." The comment came after a suggestion early in conference that members of the media - and perhaps even adult daughter Shari Franke - be removed from the courtroom due to the "sensitive matters before this court" that involved juveniles. FULL STORY: #8passengers #rubyfranke #jodihildebrandt #utahyoutuber #youtubermom #mormonyoutuber #mormoninfluencer _______________ Hit the subscribe button to stay up-to-date on the latest news, and turn on the notifications to get alerted when the big stories break as we bring them to you live! For all the full stories seen here, go to Follow KUTV 2News on our other social media pages for more photos, videos and reports: Facebook: TikTok: @kutv2news Twitter: @kutv2news Instagram: @kutv2news If you see something newsworthy happen, or you just witness something incredible, hilarious or adorable, you can send your videos, photos and news tips to We love sharing our favorites on, our social media and our broadcasts! You can also submit tips by email or phone. Email: [email protected] Call the Newsroom: 801.839.1234 _______________ KUTV is a Utah-based station and a CBS Television affiliate owned and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to nearly 200 television stations in 86 markets. Sinclair's television group reaches close to 40% of US television households and includes FOX, ABC, MyTV, CW, CBS, NBC, Univision and Azteca affiliates. #kutv #saltlakecity #news #utah